With this album, Chromatics made a drastic departure  from their Bell - Chromatics - Night Drive punk sound, as they pursued a new direction reminiscent of Italo disco.
It ends with a sample of a car driving off, and then segues into the title track. Accordingly, these opening two tracks, along with album closer "Accelerator," suggest that the album may be a concept album about a late night drive. The guitar solo in "Healer" contains a musical quotation from Joy Division 's " Shadowplay ," from their album, Unknown Pleasures.
Album closer "Accelerator" contains an interpolation of chords from the album's title track. In a review for AllMusicK. Ross Hoffman praised how Night Drive "evokes widescreen opulence with a sonic palette Various - Endless Love: Motowns Greatest Love Songs extends beyond the bedrock of synths, guitars, and drum machines to include touches of organ, strings, flutes, and so on, but it's always used sparingly, rarely outstepping the group's meticulously minimal, carefully controlled arrangements".
Andrew Graham, writing for The Boston Phoenixpraised the remastered and expanded version of the album, calling "Circled Sun" a "newly unearthed gem" and stating that "In less capable hands, Night Drive ' s parts might blur together into a soporific whole, but Chromatics don't let the production dominate". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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